CAERNARFON Town opened up their Phase Two campaign with a stunning 2-0 home victory over Barry Town United.

The Canaries produced a superb second half display to claim three points and demote the South Wales side from the JD Welsh Premier League summit, with Sean Eardley’s men now sitting pretty in fourth spot ahead of their trop to table-topping Connah’s Quay Nomads on Friday (7.45pm).

Eardley, said: “You can see why they were top of the league coming into the game. The games between us in the first half of the season were very close and there was maybe a little bit of a score to settle from our point of view in that sense.

“That being said I take nothing away from our lads, who all stuck to their individual responsibilities well which I thought would be key. The first half was pretty even but when Sion (Bradley) came on I thought it gave us a different dynamic.

“After we went ahead it was about game management and I thought we handled that superbly. After the sheer ecstasy of last weekend throughout the town of Caernarfon there was little external factors that the lads had to contend with mentally and they did that well.

“We raised it ten or twenty per cent in the second half and I thought we were deserved winner’s in the end.”

A cagey first half brought little in the way of goalmouth action, but the home side turned up the heat after the break and opened the scoring on 65 minutes when a sublime through ball from Darren Thomas presented a chance to Sion Bradley, who made no mistake with the finish to give the Cofis’ a slender advantage.

They managed to seal another vital three points in their quest for Europe in fine style after 77 minutes, with Thomas once again the supplier to skipper Nathan Craig, who unleashed a ferocious left-footed effort that swerved into the top corner to round off the scoring.